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Dispatches from a Placeholder: A Story About Elliott Smith's New Moon

As we celebrate the life of Elliott Smith, who left the world fifteen years ago, Martin Douglas shares a personal story of bonding over his final released collection of songs.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Leeni’s New Album Lovefool Proves She’s as Sharp as Ever (KEXP Premiere)

Seattle songwriter shares a music video from her latest EP covering the 1996 Romeo & Juliet soundtrack


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Local Music KEXP Premiere Album Reviews

Mario Casalini Enlists a Team of Seattle All-Stars for Goldtooth Squarepants (KEXP Premiere)

On his new, six-track EP, the Seattle rapper/producer co-stars with a host of rising and incumbent stars of the local rap scene.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Wild Powwers Update the Ghosts of Grunge on Skin

On a special Friday edition of Throwaway Style, Martin Douglas explores the new album from the Seattle grunge (not "neo-grunge") trio.


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Interviews Local Music

Cooking Lovesick Beats: Stas THEE Boss and Chong the Nomad In Conversation

Two of Seattle’s premiere DJs and producers chat about their process ahead of their S’women/Love Memo split vinyl release on Crane City Music.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Red Ribbon Replicates and Moves Forward in “Your Car” Music Video (KEXP Premiere)

Lead vocalist Emma Danner duplicates herself and embodies the concept of "good vs. evil" in the band's latest music video.


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Interviews Local Music

Zander Yates Offers a Track-By-Track Breakdown of His Solo EP Escape Key

The Tres Leches member dives deep into his headspace on his recent solo EP. Here, he walks us through his songwriting process.


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Pedro The Lion’s Debut Whole EP Gets Vinyl Reissue

The David Bazan helmed project makes debut EP available on vinyl for the first time since 1997.


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Interviews Local Music

Black Belt Eagle Scout's Katherine Paul Breaks Down Ever Song on Mother Of My Children

The Northwest songwriter breaks down her debut album, highlighting the multi-faceted aspects of her own identity.


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Interviews Local Music

"Play What You Feel In Your Heart": Jimmy James Talks to KEXP About His Love for Playing Guitar

Seattle soul/funk guitarist Jimmy James talks to KEXP about everything from his guitar strings, amp, and pedal preferences, to the impact of good music and the power of individuality.


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Throwaway Style Local Music Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: Tres Leches Revel in Their Changeable Nature on Amorfo

The Seattle trio's thrilling full-length debut is a musically omnivorous act of rebellion and exploration of style.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: NAVVI Offers a Track-By-Track Breakdown of ULTRA

The Seattle duo releases their eagerly anticipated sophomore album tomorrow. Kristen Henry and Brad Boettger offer their thoughts on its tracks.


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